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and a look at today's headlines from this morning's washington journal. >> headlines says texas and the u.s. lay out voter i.d. arguments. todd gillman joins us my phone now. give us a brief history of this texas law and how it came to arrive in federal court here in washington. >> well, people have been trying to get a federal i.d. law in texas going back at least about 15 years. in fact, at one point as the republican backers of the law that's being challenged i'd like to point out some liberal democrats at one point actually supported the law as well. it passed the texas house in 2005-2007. but died in the senate. eventually in the 2011 legislature there was a rule change that the republicans in the senate engineered to make it easier procedural to get past the blocking that was being done. and it passed. and it is -- excuse me, the justice department is challenging it. texas like a dozen other states and jurisdictions around the country are subject to section five of the voting rights act which requires these jurisdictions to get clearance from the justice department before they make
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caused all the fireworks to happened. 3everyone knows you don't mess with texas, except for the attorney generall why his voter rights fight could be the final straw that costs him his job. a cure or hiccups for just eight dollars. how the inventor says he stumbled upon his simple solutton. and forget putting on sunscreen, just pop a pill. whh this might be the future in the fight against skin cancer. attorney general eric holder may soon wish he didn't mess with texas. a eggl showdown between the lone star state -- and the ustice department is just days away. before anyone steps into the courtroom james rosen explains why one lawmaker is already cross-examining the attorney general's star &pwitness. 3 attorney general eric holder is figgting in ourt... to block texas from enacting state paased last year... wwich equires registered voters to posssss as well a valid, state-issuee photo i-d. proponents say it'll eeforrement officer disagrees.- holder says: "[w]e objected to a photo id requirement in texas because it would have had a disproportiooate impact on hispanic vot
from texas is recognized for 15 minutes. >> mr. speaker, i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. smith: i support this legislation to repeal the new health care law which will shrink jobs, increase taxes and limit americans' freedoms. although the supreme court has delivered its decision on obamacare, it is the people whose verdict counts the most. the american people have consistently rejected this costly and ineffective government takeover of the health care sector. they realize the law fail ours families, drives up the cost of health care, undermines the doctor-patient relationship, tramples on the religious liberty of millions of americans, and vastly expands the role of the federal government. after the supreme court decision, we now know that obamacare is a massive tax hike on the middle class. while the supreme court may have declared the law constitutional, that does not mean it is good policy for the american people. obamacare forces millions of americans to abandon their current health care plans and give up the
dejaroeo por lo menos dos muertos en texas, y carreteras intransitables, en arizona, blanca dice cÓmo millones luchan contra inclemencias del tiempo. >>> por cuarta vez desde que se iniciÓ el verano, el clima hace noticia en gran parte del paÍs, afectando de manera contradictoria a 13 estados de la naciÓn, en washington tormentas repentinas del fin de semana ocasionaron contratiempos para choferes, lo mismo en arizona. en sacramento incendios forestales necesitaron a 2 mil bomberos para intentar sofocarlos en la costa este, en connecticut, se recibiÓ 4 pulgadas de lluvia que llevÓ al chofer a abandonar el carro. >>> el aumento de la temperatura provoca una evaporaciÓn mayor e implica mayor sequÍa, y el aumento provoca tormentas severas al venir un frente, un ingrediente que puede formar tormentas severas, tornados daÑos de viento, y caÍda de granizo. >>> en chicago y nueva york, edificios hicieron sentir el nivel de humedad mÁs alto que el indicado por termometros, llevaron a miles de padres de familia a tomar precauciones, antes de salir a la calle con niÑos. >>> trato de
the spot light this week. very high profile test in u.s. district court here in washington regarding texas's new laws which is causing quite a bit of controversy. how important are voter id laws? what types should be in place. here are the numbers to call, democrats 202-737-0001, republicans 202-737-0002 and independents 202-628-0205. if there's a law in your state, please tell us exactly what it does give us your thoughts. here is the front page of this morning's dallas morning news. story by todd gillman. texas and u.s. lay out voter id arguments. todd gillman join us by phone. give us a history of this texas law and how it came to arise in federal court here in washington? guest: people have been trying to get a federal id law in texas going back at least about 15 years and in fact, at one point as the republican backers of the current law that's being challenged. like to point out some liberal democrats at one point actually supported the law as well. it passed the texas house in 2005, 2007 but died in the senate. eventually in the 2011 legislature, there was a rule change that the r
-- the owner of the texas thunder range is worried abbut. about.jerry mcccll, texas thunder range: "this country was built on god and guns and that's our heritage." heritage."patricia castillo, p.e.a.c.e. initiative: "the presence of weapons has always meant to us that people end up " dead." patricia castillo supports the treaty talks. she's an advocate for victims of domestic violence. without checks and balances -- castillo says weapons can do more harm than good. good.patricia castillo, p.e.a.c.e. initiative: "the colorado shooting is a prime example of this freedom to have access to weapons gone completely array." array." even if president obama signs the treaty -- the senate would have to vote before it becomes law. law.shooting range nats nats gun owners fear it's a more likely scenario than some . think.robert messer, jr, gun owner: "i think that becaase of the movie theater shooting that just happened, i really think that publicity might get a hold of them, then we might be able to sway a few senators to ratify this thing and that's scary." 3 family and friends of the colorado
. with one person voting present. for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? mr. session: madam speaker, by direction of the committee on rules, i call up house resolution 724 and ask for its immediate consideration. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the resolution. the clerk: house calendar number 144, house resolution 724, resolved, that upon adoption of this resolution it shall be in order to consider in the house the bill, h.r. 6079, to repeal the patient protection and affordable care act and health care related provisions in the health care and education reconciliation act of 2010. all points of order against consideration of the bill are waived. the bill shall be considered as read. all points of order against provisions in the bill are waived. the previous question shall be considered as ordered on the bill and any amendment thereto to final passage without intervening motion except one, five hours of debate with 30 minutes equally divided and controlled by the majority leader and minority leader or their respective designees. 60 minutes equa
to come. in san antonio, texas, karen brown, wjz eyewitness news. >> staff sergeant jesse childress was also laid to rest saturday at a private service in colorado. stay with wjz for complete coverage of the tragedy in aurora. for the very latest on the suspect, the victims and the investigation, you can log onto wjz.com. >>> meanwhile, back here in maryland, nine people are recovering tonight after the boat they were on sank. it happened just east of ocean city. the coast guard got the call this morning that the boat was taking on water. it sank about a half hour after the call came in. everyone on board was rescued and pulled from the water. >>> a howard county police officer is recovering after the car jumped a curb and hit his cruiser. happened in north laurel at washington boulevard and davis avenue, just after 1:00 saturday morning. officials say this woman here, yolanda merchison drove her car over the median. she is charged with driving while intoxicated. >>> they found an adult male with trauma to his upper body here in the 300 block of south charles street. the man died of
off the floor. the house will be in order. for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, i move hat house -- that the house suspend the rules and pass h.r. 3796, thed a dam walsh re-altogether ization act of 2012 as amended. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: h.r. 3796, a bill to re-authorize certain programs established by the adam walsh child protection and safety act of 2006. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from texas, mr. smith, and the gentleman from new york, mr. nadler, each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from texas. mr. smith: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days within which to revise and extend their remarks and include extraneous materials on h.r. 3796 as amended, currently under consideration. the speaker pro tempore: so be ordered. the house will be in order. will the members please take your conversations off the floor for the debate of these suspensions. the gentleman from texas
to the democratic line. john is from texas. john, go ahead. caller: i think these votes are a waste of time. these republicans have done a pretty good job of bringing every negative aspect of this bill to the public. as far as the farm bill and the food stamp program, it will never get past the senate and will never be signed into law by the presence of the united states. you are wasting your time on this nonsense until after the election. they will not be in town for the rest of the year anyway. host: windchills do you think they should be working on him -- which bills do think they should be working on? caller: i think we should get out of afghanistan. host: this was from cbs news yesterday. a tally fund that a republican repeal effort has taken up his 80 hours or two fuld weeks since 2010. -- taken up 80 out worse horn at two fuld weeks -- hours or two full weeks on the floor of the house. we have another caller. caller: the votes are not a waste of time. it highlights the disparities between the 8 parties on health care. what we democrats -- the guilty parties on health care. what the d
, florida and texas for running red lights over this holiday? this is according to the national coalition for safer roads. the way we've been handling four way stops you can see why we're concerned. in our state 38% more violations occur this 4th of july week. so for everything you need to know, go to abc2news.com. we have a 4th of july guide. it has everything from cooking tips to lessing firework displace. >>> well, tons of debris and lots of cleanup still ahead of us. >> yesterday we heard noon. today there's a different goal for the bge customers at stevenson and bellona. we'll bring you a live update on when these folks might get their power back. >> how bge reinforcements are hitting the ground running. >> this is a great night to download our weather app. zoo forget our weather app where you can put the radar in motion i'm using it now to track a severe storm moving out of pennsylvania to the hagerstown area. how that might impact central maryland coming up. ♪ ♪ ♪ [ female announcer ] one day it will hit you. by replacing one sugared beverage a day with a bottle of nestle pur
temperature records were broken or tied. >> the chances of texas seeing another drought, colorado seeing another epic year of wild fires, all of these things become far more likely. >> reporter: in wisconsin, residents have been banned from watering their lawns and in california, firefighters are on edge. >> we don't have any rain that's going to wet everything down. we get lightning strikes on top of the hills, desert floor and fire starts all over the place. >> reporter: some areas of the south and southwest are getting relief. >> this time of the year, in that part of the country, when it rains it pours and almost always leads to flash flooding. >> reporter: this rain is what neighboring states to the north are still waiting for. >> i assume some day it will rain. we are running out of time. >> reporter: another heat wave is coming through the midwest next week. luckily it won't be as intense as the one we saw earlier this month. >>> a hot topic that caught our attention today, certainly caught yours on line about 20 moms held a nurse in outside of a water park near denver after emplo
in dallas, texas, hundreds of angry people surrounded a crime scene after police shot and killed a man this evening. we don't know what led to the shooting. dozens of additional officers were called in to keep the crowd from going on to the field where it happened. despite tensions running high, things did not get physical between the crowd and the police. >>> dark knight movie star christian bale makes a surprise visit to the colorado movie massacre. the investigator returnsed to the crime scene and the suspect's apartment looking for clues in the kay. jay gray has the report. >> reporter: the focus in aurora turned back to the suspect's apartment. prosecutors getting their first look inside. while back at the crime scene, a chain link fence went up around theater. evidence teams continuing their search. as mourners search for comfort in the wake of the tragedy. >> it's a feeling of sadness and such loss. such loss for all the families. >> reporter: families like this. >> he was one of the best sons any man could ever have. and i've been honored to know him. >> i need officers on the
camp and go somewhere else. many of them would go to canada. but if you're a slave in texas, forget canada, go to mexico. so wherever there's free territory, slaves went and tried to build a life for themselves away from slavery. and i think one of the points i hope that came out in the lecture is that there's clearly a concept of what freedom means and they may not have written letters saying, you know, treatises about the nature of freedom and liberty, but you have to get at it by looking at their actions. [ applause ] >> thank you. >>> tomorrow on washington journal, reuters economics correspondent pedro da cost that discusses the latest job numbers. and senior reporter joan goldwasser talks about the dodd-frank act. and stephanie vance, author of "the influence game." starting at 7:45 eastern live on cspan. >> the life of a sailor included scrubbing the deck in the morning, climbing aloft, whatever the duties assigned, gun drill practice, but by the end of the day, you're ready for some rest. but you don't get a full eight hours of sleep. on a ship like the constitution, it's fo
slaves to abandon their owners. it occurred in the colonial period to spanish territory. one texas slave holder who, like his contemporaries, had lost hundreds of slaves to the free soil of mexico may have spoken for many slaves when he said the negro, he has got mexico in his head. the knowledge and awareness of free land dom mate the testimony and actions of former slaves. john henry hill called on those he left behind in virginia to follow his historical calling. come, poor distressed men and women come to canada where colored men are free. john clayton echoed these sentiments. a worker in a richmond tobacco factory, clayton escaped with two other slaves, hiding in a small space next to the boiler of a steamer bound for philadelphia. soon after he wrote still, you may rest assured that i feels myself a free man and do not feel as i did when i was in virginia. thanks be to god. i no master into canada but i am my own man. >>> 17-year-old rebecca hall left baltimore in august 1855. she told still, because she simply wanted to be free. to even the most call yule observant slave holder in
income and refr knew. >>> else where on on the earnings friend texas instrument slid. keep an eye on apple today. it delivers earnings after the bell. cisco is cutting back with plans to lay off 1 3rkz 00 employees or 2% of its work force. pete's coffee & tee shot up after being acquired by a german company for $1 billion. >>> is to made by jim henson's company will not be popping up in kids' meals at chick-fil-a. it servered ties after the ceo's recent remarks regarding same-sex marriage saying the company preferred the, quote, biblical family unite. >>> andite these time of year again. what not to wear in the summer. the usual offenders, strapless tops and flip-flops topped the your is vai of this year's work no-nos, and 6 57 say leave your hoodies at home as well. >>> coming up, the nats take it to extras. the phils rally late, and hockey's rangers deal for an all-star. >>> plus, a surprise trade puts a japanese icon in pinstripes. your early morning sports headlines are straight ahead. >>> while many of us will dodge thunderstorms today, the big question is when. will kansas e
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towards the carolinas. and making a sweep toward texas. and another front is trying to push in from the southwest. that would likely bring us the chance of showers tomorrow, late tomorrow night, and through the weekend. take a look at our temperatures however. 85 degrees right now. 77 out toward oakland. the dew point is pretty low at 57. so that 85 right now, feels more like, well, 84 degrees. just one degree lower than the actual temperature. then you see, the temperatures are now starting to change going into this 4:00 hour. we expect to see the temperatures climb here over the next few days the and we could be back in the three- digit range coming next week. we'll talk about it coming up in your complete first warning forecast. >>> check in on our roads. here's kristy breslin at wjz traffic control. hi, kristy. >> hi, mary. hi, everyone. traffic not so nice out there. travel on the north side inner loop. heavy traffic from dulaney valley road to loch raven boulevard. also significant delays from 95 to security boulevard. traffic moving at only about 30 miles per hour. also some
expect. i'm confident that they can be beaten. i want to go to logan in texas. logan. >> thanks for taking my call. >> boo yeah. >> my stock is beacon roofing. the stock hit a 52 week high. i decided to pull that. with earnings coming out next week i was wondering if now is the time to buy. >> you have to be careful because there was big storm damage last year and they will have difficult comparisons going in. i don't want you to trade it. i ended the call. i would rather see you take profits and get into it lower. if they do it how about jack in texas? >> what is going on jim? >> just painting a little bit. i might sell this for like $500 million. >> boomer center. i'm in texas. i wanted to throw that out there. i had a question about the company amrc renewable energy efficiency company out of massachusetts. i'm a brand new investor, just started in december of 2011. i made about 20% off of zinga investment and i got out early, reinvested in this amerco. i'm curious what you think about the stock, where the industry is heading if i would be safer in something with a dividend yi
to the distinguished chairman of the trade subcommittee, the gentleman from texas, mr. brady. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for two minutes. mr. brady: thank you, mr. chairman. in the border state we have a lot of people here who are mott legal. as a result, we struggle to provide health care across our state. obamacare will make it worse, will make it harder to help familiar lows. this chart lays out the new health care law, affects every one of you in america. this is the result of that 2,800-page bill. what the supreme court left in place was 159 new federal agencies and bureaucracies in between you and your doctor. what they left in place was 21 new tax increases, a dozen of which hit middle-class families like yourself right in the pocketbook. what it left in place is half a trillion dollars of cuts to our local hospitals, our home health care agencies, our nursing homes, even hospice care, when people are dying, they left in place those cuts. and today, you'll hear when i finish, the ranking member will tell you all the sugar and spice about obamacare in texas. what he wo
toward the south and into texas, we can see much more rain falling. this has been a set up for the past couple of days. most of the country is in a drought of some form or another. any rain in any part of the country is a good thing. we are going to be waiting for this to shift up to the mid atlantic so we can get some much-needed rain. let's take a look at current conditions. temperatures are warm, typical for july. 80 in annapolis, a little cooler as you get toward the bay. ocean city a cool spot with that easterly flow. temperatures right now near 70 degrees. the tube point makes a it great difference. -- dew point makes a great difference. in the mid-50's for baltimore. closer to the water, mid--60 for annapolis. current weather pattern showing just a few thin clouds in the sky. most of the clouds are off the eastern shore. we have more clouds coming in from virginia. a couple sprinkles trying to show up on the radar. mostly just an error in the radar but there are more showers showing up to the south. this is causing heavy rain from tennessee toward texas. it is stationary, not mov
, police had to help 10 people to found the people stuck. >>> two people died in texas when lightning struck a tree surrounded by spectators at a texas came. streets have been flooded leaving homeowners with a soggy mess. >>> storms were scattered. you say behind the storms, could be a change in the weather. >> yes. we are going to be dealing with a few showers and thunderstorms as we go throughout the day. that will continue as we go throughout the week, it's going to be hot and humid. we will have lots of energy to work with. the satellite and radar, not a lot going on across the nation. like you said, dealing with scattered showers, popping up as we go through time. we will see more of that possible in to this afternoon. look at the satellite and radar, my eye is on this cell, thunderstorm diving down to pennsylvania, that could make its way in to the area through the morning and also the afternoon. we will see if that fizzles out. one isolated storm we will be talking about. we will have a chance for more in to the afternoon. the heat and the humidity the main concern as we go th
united. that decision is incomprehensible to me. host: fort worth, texas. caller: i disagree with the decision and i think it's more about, you know, what the doctors need and not what insurance companies need and i think, you know, they've got to have a term limit for them judges and they ought to be elected by the people and not by one party or the president, you know. host: why would that change things? caller: because then the people have the power instead of the president having the power. and that's the way our government's supposed to be. it's supposed to be -- the government's supposed to represent us and they're not doing that. host: mckinney, texas. this is corina, democrats line. caller: yes. this is corina. i was calling to actually hear -- for everyone that's speaking about the medicare and who should -- let's say over what. but i believe the government stepping in and trying to do something for people such as myself who do not have, you know, medical insurance is very, very happy because of the obama act -- affordable act. i think it's great. i think the republi
to in my hometown and lives in texas now but parts of the new hospital is named after. somebody who delivered me and was there when my mom was delivered as well. dr. pierce was my doctor's name. but with the health care bill, the rest of america gets dr. washington. dr. washington is going to make health care decisions for the american people. if you are sick and need help, you better have the approval of dr. washington first, because dr. washington has a board of bureaucrats that will decide for you what kind of treatment you may or may not receive. dr. washington is going to ensure you have a $1,200 increase in health care premiums if you are the average american family. that's what happened after the first year of the president's health care takeover. you will have a 1% increase in your premium for individuals and families who can buy coverage on their own as if the law hadn't been enacted at all. a 13% increase if the law hadn't been enacted at all. going back to colorado talking to business owners, they talk about what their costs will be. families talk about the insurance that
reports of an immigration and customs enforcement agent shot in texas. they say it happened in hidalgo county, north of corp. russ christie. the agent was conducting what i.c.e. is calling an ongoing criminal investigation. the agent is undergoing surgery at a local hospital. we don't know what happened here, who shot him, what he was doing. as we find more on this developing story we will bring that to you. jon: days after deadly storms slammed neighborhoods across a huge part of the country, almost a million and a half people are still without power. 22 people have been killed and authorities fear the extreme heat could raise the death toll. jenna: ongoing situation there. ongoing in colorado, fire officials just releasing this video of the waldo canyon fire at its peak. more of this dramatic footage and the very latest on the worst fire in that state's history. jon: the attorney general speaking out on the house vote to hold him in contempt of congress. eric holder says the whole thing is just an election-year attack. those stories plus breaking news all "happening now.". jon: tensi
it is leaving many states in a very sticky situation. we talked to the attorney general of texas next. hi. we're spreading the word about new honey bunches of oats fruit blends and their unique taste combinations. like peach/raspberry. with one flavor in the granola bunch and one on the flake. two flavors. in harmony. honey bunches of oats. ke your day hes better. jon: new information on a story we brought you yesterday on those terrible western wildfires. we're now learning two crewmembers died in the crash of that c-130 aircraft we told you about. the big plane went down while fighting to contain the wildfires near edgemont, south dakota. as a result of the crash the air force is grounding all c-130s helping the firefighting effort, leaving crews across the west without one of the key tools they use to put a stop to the flames. look at what they're dealing with. this is brand new video shot by firefighters of colorado's wall dough fire at its peak. it is now 70% contained. but the wall dough fire -- waldo fire damaged 350 homes. giving many their first opportunity to see the damage from one
facilities. one of those swimmers was kelly davies, now kelly curren, living in texas. she began swimming when she was 9 years old. she says the abuse began when she was 13. >> i know what i know, and the truth will set you free. and i was bound for 23 years, 6 months and however many days, and i'm free. >> reporter: kelly says she eventually told some people, including her parents. at 19 she was encouraged to sign a settlement in which he agreed to not speak about the charges, ever. >> in my coming out and talking about this changes one life, if it changes one life, then it's -- my heart's d. then my life has made a difference. >> reporter: kelly says her love for her former swim club and its kids remains in tact, the curl-burke club released a statement saying that rick curl has taken a leave of absence. efforts to reach curl today were unsuccessful. jaxxie benson, news4. >> and time is shifting. >> this is video of james hole systems, long before he became a suspect. he's given a presentation at the salk institute for biological studies, where he was doing a summer internship. he was 1
>>> good morning, america. extreme weather and a flash flood emergency from texas to north carolina, this morning. two dozen high-water rescues in the raging waters of san antonio. this woman jumped from her car into the deep water on the interstate. and much more rain on the way. >>> also breaking overnight, 28 climbers caught in the path of a deadly avalanche in the alps. at least nine injured, five dead, and the rest missing. a frantic search and rescue right now on the growing disaster in the mountains. >>> knockout. kristin chenoweth, knocked out by a scaffold and a seizure on her hit show. she was rushed to the hospital. we'll have the latest on her condition. >>> and watch out. >> it's a shark. >> a family vacation turns wild when a little fishing off the deck reels in the shock of a lifetime. yep. that's a big, old shark. in the most unexpected place. we'll talk live to all about their jaw-dropping tale. >> my favorite shot. >> everyone here today. i think it's demeanor the wardrobe. you're all bright. and gray suits over there. >> you look great, george. >> let's keep it. >
in texas that is all about bikinis "the ridiculist" is next. ♪ you want to save money on car insurance? no problem. you want to save money on rv insurance? no problem. you want to save money on motorcycle insurance? no problem. you want to find a place to park all these things? fuggedaboud it. this is new york. hey little guy, wake up! aw, come off it mate! geico. saving people money on more than just car insurance. >>> time for the "ridiculist." there's a sports bar franchise in texas called bikinis. i would imagine it's some kind of memorial on the government's nuclear test. no? it's an imaginative alternate universe where women in bikinis serve bacon, cheese burgers and beer. they have fried oreos on the menu. mmm, oreos. you wou you would think the guy who owns it would be sitting on top of the world. but the eno'er of bikinis is not content to rest on those laur laurels. he had new trails to blaze. so he bought a town in texas and renamed it bikinis. it's not actually a town, per say. the area is a couple of acres, an old building and an abandoned bus the guy says he wants to turn
custody of a monkey. this is for real. in bianna golodryga's home state of texas. the primate in question made a court appearance. john muller is on the case. >> reporter: strange noises and an air on monkey business fill a texas courtroom. a custody battle with a texas-sized twist. the kind of courtroom surprise reserved for a hollywood farce. the battle for custody is over a monkey. a 6-year-old monkey named kiko. donning a polka dot dress, the monkey in the middle of a custody battle between debbie burg and a mississippi woman who didn't appear in court but claims the funky monkey was originally hers before she was repossessed. with a monkey on her back, debbie can't imagine losing kiko. >> devastating. it would be hard on kiko, too. imagine taking a 6-year-old child and putting it into a home it doesn't know. >> reporter: berg said she bought kiko as a companion for her other monkey, daisy, a year before the mississippi woman's monkey was even born. with both in court, it was a cage full of monkeys. the texas judge and lawyer taking the monkeying around in stride. >> i wouldn't want t
to tell you a story about i passed a bill some five years ago, and i was over in paris, texas making a speech about it, and a good friend put it on me saying, congress mapp, will you be able to make it rain? it was dry and had not rainedded in days and days. i thought a minute x and so i said, yeah, it will. that's section 4 of the third page. he said, really? i said, hell no, i just gave you a silly answer to a civic question. he was a good friend of mine. three years later, i mean, we had rainfall that drowned people and all of the farm programs below it, ruined everybody. rained days and nights. i called him three o'clock one morning, and his wife said when he got to the phone, hit his toe on the chair, and he was mad when he got to the phone. he said, hello. i said, hello. you remember the question you asked about the bill? i said, go outside. i have to go through that every time to go to paris, texas now, but he's a good enough friend i could talk to him like that, but we know how important it is, and how really timely this hearing is, and we are grateful to yal y'all for your p
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minority member of the committee on oversight and government reform. the gentleman from texas, mr. smith, the gentleman from michigan, mr. conyers, the gentleman from california, mr. issa, and the gentleman from virginia, mr. connolly, each will control 30 minutes. the chair now recognizes the gentleman from california, mr. issa. mr. issa: thank you, madam chair. i yield myself two minutes. the chair: the gentleman is recognized for two minutes. mr. issa: thank you. job creation is rightfully the top of americans' agenda. americans know that as long as the unemployment rate stays high , wages are stagnant and more than 12.7 million americans seek jobs they cannot find. more than 42% or nearly six million of those americans have been unemployed for more than six months. madam chair, the verdict is in, the president's stimulus plan has failed, while costing over $1 trillion and still counting, those jobs that were created were short and they too are disappearing. ultimately small business will create the engine going forward. today's bill in fact is designed specifically to give confidence
is here to break it all down. martha: police in texas bringing out the big guns in the fight against violent drug cartels. casey stiegel takes a ride on the very dangerous sometimes rio grande patrol. we'll tell you what he found out when we come right back >> you've probably heard a lot about reverse mortgages lately and frankly, it may all seem just a little confusing. and if you're anything like me, you want to have all the facts before you make any big decision. that's why i want to send you this free dvd about reverse mortgages. it'll walk you through the process, from qualification to counseling to closing and also, answer some important questions. what are the costs and how do they compare to a traditional mortgage? how is the government involved? and what is your responsibility after you get your reverse mortgage? the answers are all in this free dvd. a reverse mortgage could be a smart, safe and secure option that could help you pay off your original mortgage, manage your health care costs or just cover your day-to-day expenses. so call this toll-free number and let me send
to the author of this bill, the gentleman from texas, the man who understands that not knowing should never be an answer, mr. paul. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from texas is recognized. mr. issa: two minutes. the speaker pro tempore: for two minutes. mr. paul: i thank the gentleman for yielding. i rise obviously in strong support of this legislation. i don't know how anybody could be against transparency and they want secrecy, especially when the secrecy is to protect individuals who deal in trillions of dollars, much bigger than what the congress does, and these trillions of dollars bail out all the wealthy , rich people, the banks and the big corporations, international, overseas banks, bailing out europe, dealing with central banks around europe, around europe, and different places. and so say that we should have secrecy and say that it's political to have transparency, well, it's very political when you have a federal reserve that can bail out one company and not another company. that's pretty political. i know when people talk about independence and having this privacy of th
duty, building trenches. digging ditches. really hard manual labor, primarily in texas and louisiana. and the monument behind me is a monument to the soldiers of the 62nd and 65th united states colored infantry. in january of 1866, the war was over, these soldiers of the 62nd were about to be mustard out at fort mcintosh, texas and began talking around a campfire, how can we pass this legacy of learning onto the freed man back in missouri? they began to talk about raising money. they pledged money. they gave money. and it was an extraordinary sacrifice. some of these soldiers, privates in the united states, colored infantry were earning as little as a $113 a year. some of them gave $100. almost a year's wages to start this institute. they gave their money and pledges to a second lieutenant, named richard baxter foster, who was a congregationalist minister, educated at dartmouth. in the summer of 1866 when it began to appear that lincoln institute might be established in jefferson city, a local newspaper ran an editorial opposing that move and expressed the fear if jefferson city beca
and texas and florida. >> reporter: you are keeping a close eye on the radar looking at approaching storms. what could storms do to power restoration efforts. >> depends on what it is. if a storm comes through that's similar to the other night where we lost 12,000 customers, it is going to have an effect. and cumulus effect. if you lose several thousand customers at a time, and depending where it is, you could see the restoration process elongate. we will worry about that part. we are making sure we are doing the goal at hard and trying to restore all power by the end of the weekend. >> reporter: we are going on day 6 of people are without power. the frustration levels i am sure are rising. starting today willy gave better eye did he what the -- will you be able to get a-- give a better eye did he when the power will be on. >> when we have eyes on the problem and a crew working a job and they believe they can fix it and restore it by a certain period of time we will on a limited basis with high confidence in the job provide the information but only where we know the job is going to get don
. >> the rio grand river in south texas, places a hundred feet from water, separates mexico from the u.s. >> it is rough down here. >> and that's putting it lightly. >> almost every single day, the smugglers try and use the river to move drugs, weapons, and people into our homeland. >> the people that we go up against with the drug cartels, they have unlimited moneys. they have unlimited fire power. >> but these new 34-foot boats posting 900 horsepower should help serve as a deter deterent. law enforcement has to be one step ahead of the game. bullet proof shields to fully automatic machine guns that fire off 900 rounds a minute. >> very important for us to be armed. >> they have to be. the united states shares with mexico the vast majority of it is with the lone star state. and the terrain here is unique compared to california, new mexico, or arizona. >> we have 1250 miles of border with mexico. all of which there is water inbetween. and because of the remoteness and the ruggedness of it, they are not able to put fences in places. they are unable to cover the vast remoteness. t
at the naacp's annual meeting in houston, texas with a message for black voters. >> if you want a president who will make things better in the african-american community, you are looking at him. >> reporter: about 90% of black voters are expected to support president obama in november, but romney says that support has not led to results. he points out while the u.s. unemployment rate is just over 8%, among blacks it's much higher, 14.4%. >> unemployment rate, the duration of unemployment, average income, median family wealth are all worse in the black community. >> reporter: romney believes staying focused on the economy can help him win in november and polls show the race is tightening. a new survey of voters nationwide shows romney just three points behind 46-43 -- 46% to 43%. president obama has been working to lock in his support in the battleground states. >> the stakes in this election could not be bigger. >> reporter: he traveled to iowa on tuesday trying to reignite the enthusiasm that led him to victory four years ago. >> i'm betting that you are going to be as fired up as you were in
: in texas two months ago, police found more than 100 illegal immigrants stashed in houses, including unaccompanied boys. >> they were being treated like animals. there was no water, there was no food. they were locked in. >> reporter: mike vickers found four illegal immigrant youths, lost, exhausted and thirsty, including two girls ages 10 and 13. >> they probably really didn't understand how close they were to being statistics and being dead. >> reporter: federal authorities say the number of children detained after illegally entering the u.s. without their parents now is skyrocketing. more than 8,000 unaccompanied migrant children have been taken into custody this year compared to 4,000 the same time last year. most are teenaged buys from central america, where they are fleeing drug and gang violence. extreme poverty or abusive homes. >> it's often a very harrowing trip, a dangerous trip for the children. and it can turn into a very abusive situation. >> reporter: the dramatic rise of unaccompanied minors crossing the border into the u.s. is putting a lot of stress now on the feder
'malley and the louisiana governor on a war of words over texas. >> we're not going to raise texas, unlike other states that have raised their taxes, like maryland and illinois. we have not raised taxes since i've been governor. >> he touted his state's record on taxes while talking about a new business outsourcing center. >>> a closer look at taxes in maryland shows that we're actually paying about 11% of our income toward taxes. according to the tax foundation, maryland ranks number 4 in the country, behind new jersey, new york and connecticut. >>> our state leaders have approved five areas in the state to provide businesses with income tax and property tax credits to help create and keep jobs. the zones include parts of baltimore city and four other counties in the state. these areas will receive more than $35 million in property tax credits next year. >>> a device designed to help here could make a difference for others. >> now i have a child who reads and speaks. >> hearing problems are helping doctors when it comes to diagnosing dyslexia. >>> and good news for housing members. >>> but first, let'
trade in the texas heat at any time for the humidity. >>> straight ahead here on the news edge. >> i'm sue palka, brian, we had a beautiful day today. get ready for the heat, we have a right heat advisory in effect story tomorrow -- for tomorrow. dean go away. fox 5 news will be back.  . >>> tonight, a fox 5 investigation, you don't want to miss. the there are colleges in name only, diploma mills where degrees can be bought and paid for. they learned some professors at a local university earned their ph.ds from one theseup accredited schools. fox 5 sherri ly is here with the preview. >> reporter: it cost $39,000 at a legitimate university. that is not how some got their ph.ds. our fox 5 investigation uncovered a university of the british virgin islands with no address but a post office box. it's the place where three udc professors claimed they got their ph.ds. we checked out the university and it's not recognized by the department of education or any recognized accrediting agencies in the u.s. and britain. by federal law, it meets the definition of a den lema mill. >> do you
to african-american voters yesterday in houston texas. he spoke to the naacp national convention and mr. romney asked for support explained why he thinks he is the better candidate. the crowd was receptive to the massachusetts governor's message until he addressed repealing the president's health care reform law. to that the crowd responded less than favorably -- >> i'm going to eliminate every nonessential expensive program i can find. that includes obamacare and i'm going tutwork reform and save -- to work to reform and safe -- [ booing ] >> mitt romney knows he does have a problem with african- american voters. polls show they prefer president barack obama overwhelmingly. he's committed to competing in the african-american community. >>> jesse jackson jr. is being treated for a mood disorder. an unidentified doctor was quoted in the statement saying that yak season is expected -- jackson is expected to make full recovery. he has been away from congress since late may. he was taking a leave of absence due to a medical condition which had been a mystery until now. last week his communi
without electricity for millions. >>> stranded. the cross-country flight forced to touch down in texas. passengers stuck in an airport for nearly a day. >>> and stowaways. imagine finding these guys in your car. >>> good morning. i'm sunny hostin, in for paula faris. >> and i'm rob nelson. we begin with holiday security on this morning before we mark the nation's birthday. >> intelligence officials tell us that no specific threat has been identified ahead of the july 4th holiday. but they say there's continuing concern about plots involving al qaeda's affiliate in yemen. that means anyone attending a big independence day celebration is likely to see stepped-up security, particularly in new york, philadelphia and washington. >>> also this morning, iran's powerful revolutionary guard is conducting major military exercises. it launched several missiles this morning, including long-range ones, capable of hitting u.s. ships in the persian gulf. these war games coincide with the start of an oil embargo by the european union. the u.s. is quietly increasing its forces in the region. >>> july f
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